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Alcoholic Drinks: Advertising

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on the introduction of bans on (a) the broadcasting of alcohol advertising before 9 p.m., (b) sponsorship by the alcohol industry of sporting, music and other entertainment events aimed primarily at young people and (c) the marketing of pre-mixed alcoholic drinks aimed at young people. (189454)

The Government’s national alcohol strategy, ‘Safe. Sensible. Social.’ includes a commitment to look at the relationship between alcohol price, promotions (including advertising), consumption, and harm. Discussions on these issues are ongoing within Government.